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12 Nov 2016

A couple of recent outfits!

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Happy Fall/Winter 2016!

I hope everyone has been fairly well, despite some surprising developments that you may have noticed in the US. I've been enjoying my third year of college very much. And I am excited about the fall/winter 2016 trends in LARME. Here are a couple of my recent outfits!

Outfit #1

Camisole: WEGO
Turtleneck: Forever 21
Skirt: WEGO
Boots: Spylovebuy

I think I am in love with the leopard print trend. This is surprising to me because I used to vehemently oppose leopard print--even to the extent of teasing my friends who love it. (Scott, if you are reading this, I'm sorry!) But when styled appropriately, leopard print has a classic, elegant, and mature vibe. The Tokyo-based model Tiffany Cadillac has a good post on her blog about the history of leopard print. It's worth checking out!

I am enjoying the trend of sock-style and/or platform ankle boots. I also love the Fall/Winter 2016 emphasis on maxi-style bottoms. ♥ The layered camisole trend is becoming quite mainstream--I've noticed it in Western fast fashion catalogues as well.

And of course, F/W LARME fashion is all about mixing textures. :)  

Outfit #2

Top: Katie the Store
Skirt: Bubbles
Shoes: Spylovebuy
Bag: Honey mi Honey
Hair pin: WEGO

This outfit was in part inspired by one of Yui Kanno's outfits on MERY. The army green/olive green fall color trend is still going strong in both Japanese and Western fashions. I personally love it. Even I get tired of the typical black x pink x white palette at times, haha. 

I caved in and bought the Honey mi Honey tote that came with the November issue of ViVi after seeing so many LARME fans get it. I bought mine separately from the magazine secondhand for about $4 on Fril. I quickly discovered that it's the perfect size for carrying folders of homework. ^^

Thank you for reading my outfit post! Until next time~ ^^

10 Nov 2016

Eri's Top 9 Favourite LARME 024 Outfits!

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(Warning: Picture-heavy!)

Hi everyone! This is long overdue, but I'm going to be talking about my absolute favourite outfits featured in LARME 024! In my last entry I wrote that I pretty much want every outfit in the issue - but these are my Top 9! I was going to originally make a Top 10 but I realized that one of the shots, I was more in love with the hair/hat, so I'm going to be doing a second entry soon about my favourite hairstyles/accessories in the magazine!


This first outfit, modelled by the gorgeous Chipopo, is the first outfit that really drew me into the issue. I absolutely love everything about it - the monochrome pallet, the mix of structured/modern x boudoir, and the way that her hair is still wispy, despite it being straight. I think it's great use of gingham and ruffles, and it actually inspired me to buy my own ruffles to sew on a similar gingham skirt that I own :)


I sort of skimmed over looking at this shoot in detail at first because it seemed pretty typical - but when I actually slowed down and took a look at the outfits, I fell in love. Yes, it uses many of the same elements as a typical LARME look but the silhouettes are subtle, graceful, and again, structured and cute, all at the same time. There's a sense of balance and harmony with each of these outfits, and there's not one thing overpowering another. I really enjoy the satin skirt featured in the first outfit and I think the straight hem really compliments the boatneck, almost off-shoulder line of the sweater. I also very much appreciate that hat, and the amount of leg, haha. The second outfit is just adorable. I'm not sure I could truly pull that hat off in public, but the whole thing is just very cute, very girly, but still classy. The last outfit is definitely another cute look, but the leopard crop top gives it a little mature edge.


The Urban Goth editorial is something that remains fascinating to me. While I actually don't really LIKE the majority of its individual outfits, the concept really resonates with me and encourages me to be creative within the look's boundaries. This one is my favourite outfit from the whole shoot. I love the leather slip, I would give an arm for it (maybe a third arm if I had one), and I think the fishnets go perfectly with her messy hair. I am not too keen on the boots as I feel they are a little tacky, but black boots were definitely the way to go.


The above two are outfits that I thought were just so wearable. I could definitely see myself wearing these to so many places/events/occasions as they seem to me the LARME equivalent of versatility. The first outfit is just incredible. That dress, I've never seen anything like it, and the material looks really thick and good quality. It also looks like a loose fit so seems like a good choice for a dinner date LOL. I also appreciate the soft and dusky palette. The second outfit is just so easy. A graphic tee, a leather skirt, black boots and a choker and bam, you're good to go. But it's still very unique and stands out, as the skirt is just gorgeous with the ruffles and the choker is a thick bow.


Another super-wearable outfit! Not a fan of the grandmother purse mostly because I don't think I could pull it off, but I'm sure others could. Perfect boots and ultra-comfortable sweater dress - and that style is really common now in Western stores so it'd be fun and easy to replicate! Also can I just say that the lip colour with that shade of beige clothing looks dreamy af?


Last but not least, the Burberry-esque dress! At first I wasn't sure, but I couldn't stop looking at it, and now I really want one, lmao. I think I was mostly unsure because the fit looks a little awkward but the print alongside the red heels and white fishnet socks looks amazing. My favourite thing about this outfit though is definitely the footwear. Those socks are perfect. I've spent forever looking for ones with wide fishnets and a wide top, but can't find any T_T. And they look perfect with the bold and mature red of the simple, pointed heels!


The end! I hope you enjoyed my favourite outfits! Stay tuned for more LARME 024 goodness!